Originally Posted by RVer-Bill
. What can you do when on a road without a way to turn around and all of a sudden there is a bridge with 10 ft clearance?
The answer I always give my wife is... "well just back up"
Heck what can you do when the DOT (state or province, or even municipality) is too idiot to put signs up that can actually help drivers around!?!
Once I had to use a detour road because of a major car accident... 4-5miles of dirt road to go around the area where the accident occured... I was hauling my previous TT when I got to a covered bridge with only 9ft clearance...
I stopped on the side of the road... couldn't go in (nor would I try!! LOL). Wife got out of the car and I started backing up on the side of the road...could thing traffic wasn't going fast they could see her guiding me...
As I was backing up... 3 semis got to where I was... the first continued on (he must have backed up also..LOL)... the 2 other ones saw my wife's gesture...they stopped and we all backed up about 1/2 mile until we got to a road where we could turn onto and then continue on to finally catch the main provincial highway again.
Police had decided to detour the traffic that way without thinking about the covered bridge!!!!